The American Symphony Orchestra will present Marschner's 'The Vampire' at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Maestro Leon Botstein and with choral direction by Maestro James Bagwell.
From the ASO website: "In the summer of 1816, a group including Lord Byron and Percy & Mary Shelley kept themselves entertained through a storm by creating stories for each other, a contest which produced “Frankenstein” and a short story by John Polidori, “The Vampyre.” This tale of a vampire who must murder three virgins in order to stay alive for another year inspired a play, which in turn inspired the first opera by German composer Heinrich Marschner."
Conductor - Leon Botstein
Choral Director - James Bagwell
Chorus - The Collegiate Chorale Singers
Tenor: Vale Rideout
Baritone: Nicholas Pallesen
Bass-baritone: Carsten Wittmoser
Soprano: Alison Buchanan
Bass-baritone: Justin Hopkins
Soprano: Tamara Wilson
Soprano: Jennifer Tiller
Tenor: Glenn Seven Allen